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Bomb Explodes Meters From Myanmar's Radical Buddhist Monk Wirathu

World  (tags: world, violence, politics, Burma, Myanmar, society )

- 1762 days ago -
Wirathu, a radical Buddhist monk who has been accused of stirring religious tensions in Myanmar, had a close shave when a bomb exploded yards from him.

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Animae C (516)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:23 am
Shaving ones head & wearing robes does not make one a monk.
He's going against The Buddha's teaching.

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:45 am
thank you

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:29 am
Thank you for the sad news.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 6:57 am
These used to be such peaceful people just do not know whats happened to them

Mike M (40)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:43 am
He is a hypocrite and just like any extremist he is playing the game for his cause not for the cause he claims

Alexa R (319)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 12:26 pm
Violence is never justified.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
Why do all religions breed extremist?

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:07 pm
Hurt and angry people like to lash out. Sad.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:34 pm
I think the reason all religions breed extremists, Jamie is because the leaders of those religions use the rules of the religion to gain power and money. There may be exceptions but I don't know of any.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:38 pm
I think I should add that not all leaders of religion are bad. Not all groups within that religion breed extremists.

Buddhism, to me, is a philosophy. Many consider it a religion but that doesn't make it one.

But then of course, these days, many, many groups of Christians say that Christianity is not a religion,
Sure looks like one to me!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:07 pm
"Wirathu, who once referred to himself as "the Burmese bin Laden," has been accused of fanning religious tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma."

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:08 pm
Meant to say that I agree with AniMae and Jamie.!


Sheila D (194)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 11:19 pm
Buddhists advocate peace, but aren't they the monks who also train in martial arts?? They do know how to fight, don't they?? For how many decades have the Buddhists been persecuted by China?
Then there are the Muslim minority - sometimes when you move into a new place, you have to fight for your place there. Not right, but can be a fact of life in some places.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 11:23 pm
Religions do not create extremists. Lust for power and control does.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 11:45 pm
Not to repeat what is already here - I agree with AniMaeChi and Zee.
& Noted & Thank you Cal.

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:17 am
Wirathu is a monk in name only. He is an extremist who has forsaken Buddhist teachings. The XIV Dalai Lama had his 78th birthday 06 July 2013 and expressed his birthday wish --- compassion. In this VIDEO , he is talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. Wirathu is an apple that fell far from the tree.

If we all practised compassion, there could be no extremists.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:40 am
Noted, thanks.

Lona G (80)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:20 am
Noted. Wirathu is sadly not an extremist on his own, he has many followers. So a lot more Buddhist don't live by the teaching. This bombing incident will just lead to more violence in Myanmar.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:42 pm
The "monk?" and the bomb have both have gone off.
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